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Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 55,600 jobs in Santa Fe, New Mexico in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,631 employed persons for the month. Santa Fe lost 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 198 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Fe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,600 -500 +1,100
CPS 64,631 +198 +1,807

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Fe as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Santa Fe, New Mexico

CES employment for Santa Fe peaked in September 2007 at 66,900. Since then 11,300 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,300 in April 2020, Santa Fe has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,103 for Santa Fe in January 2007. 10,472 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 60,054, Santa Fe has added 4,577 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 55,600 -500 64,631 198
June 2021 56,100 -600 64,433 -1,412
May 2021 56,700 300 65,845 128
April 2021 56,400 100 65,717 88
March 2021 56,300 500 65,629 177
February 2021 55,800 100 65,452 233
January 2021 55,700 -100 65,219 296
December 2020 55,800 -800 64,923 102
November 2020 56,600 0 64,821 232
October 2020 56,600 300 64,589 -2,891
September 2020 56,300 900 67,480 4,003
August 2020 55,400 900 63,477 653